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American RadioWorks |
teaching-teachers

Teaching Teachers

Research shows good teaching makes a big difference in how much kids learn. But the United States lacks an effective system for training new teachers or helping them get better once they're on the job. This documentary examines why, and asks what it would take to improve American teaching on a wide scale. We meet researchers who are trying to understand what makes teaching complex, and how to determine whether someone is ready to be a teacher. We also visit U.S. schools that are taking a page from Japan and radically rethinking the way they approach the idea of teacher improvement.

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  • 08.27.15

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  • 08.27.15

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CLEMENT, BOB, Democratic Party
Tennessee

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $18,307.94

Average cost per trip - $2,034.22
Total number of days spent traveling - 22 days
Rank of representative - 322 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Amtrak
Dates - December 19, 2001 - December 20, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Nashville, TN

Purpose - Rail inspection trip
Notes - Spouse Mary Clement accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,095.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $70.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,165.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Dates - February 22, 2001 - February 23, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Flagstaff, AZ

Purpose - Association of American Railroads Legislative Conference
Notes - Spouse Mary Clement accompanied

Travel Cost - $4,641.36
Lodging Cost - $656.00
Meal Cost - $114.78
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,412.14

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - July 5, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Legislative conference
Notes - Spouse Mary Clement accompanied. Other costs are for car rental. 7/5 date at personal expense

Travel Cost - $921.00
Lodging Cost - $720.00
Meal Cost - $480.00
Other Cost - $300.00
Total Cost - $2,421.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Recording Industry Association of America
Dates - April 26, 2001 - April 26, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Nashville, TN

Purpose - Informational trip
Notes - Spouse Mary Clement accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,350.00
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,750.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Amtrak
Dates - October 18, 2001 - October 19, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Congressional travel to visit Ground Zero
Notes -

Travel Cost - $269.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $269.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Amtrak
Dates - July 13, 2001 - July 13, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Rail inspection trip
Notes - Spouse Mary Clement accompanied

Travel Cost - $286.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $286.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - February 23, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - Legislative conference
Notes - Spouse Mary Clement accompanied. Other costs are for transportation to airport

Travel Cost - $2,065.50
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost - $430.00
Other Cost - $125.00
Total Cost - $3,370.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 10, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Spouse Mary Clement accompanied

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $475.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $475.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 18, 2002 - January 21, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Legislative Conference
Notes - spouse Mary Clement -- 10 days at personal expense-- other includes rental car

Travel Cost - $1,062.00
Lodging Cost - $1,140.00
Meal Cost - $830.00
Other Cost - $126.80
Total Cost - $3,158.80

Additional family members - Yes

American RadioWorks |
teaching-teachers

Teaching Teachers

Research shows good teaching makes a big difference in how much kids learn. But the United States lacks an effective system for training new teachers or helping them get better once they're on the job. This documentary examines why, and asks what it would take to improve American teaching on a wide scale. We meet researchers who are trying to understand what makes teaching complex, and how to determine whether someone is ready to be a teacher. We also visit U.S. schools that are taking a page from Japan and radically rethinking the way they approach the idea of teacher improvement.

Recent Posts

  • 08.27.15

    An American way of teaching

    In 1993, a group of researchers set out to do something that had never been done before. They would hire a videographer to travel across the United States and record a random sample of eighth-grade math classes. What they found revealed a lot about American teaching.
  • 08.27.15

    Rethinking teacher preparation

    In the United States, teaching isn't treated as a profession that requires extensive training like law or medicine. Teaching is seen as something you can figure out on your own, if you have a natural gift for it. But looking for gifted people won't work to fill the nation's classrooms with teachers who know what they're doing.
  • 08.27.15

    A different approach to teacher learning: Lesson study

    In the United States, we tend to think that improving education is about improving teachers - recruiting better ones, firing bad ones. But the Japanese think about improving teaching. It's a very different idea.
  • 08.27.15

    Thinking about math from someone else’s perspective

    "What you do when you’re teaching is you think about other people’s thinking. You don’t think about your own thinking; you think what other people think. That’s really hard." -Deborah Ball